For the fifth straight year in a row, San Angelo Independent School District won a very prestigious award.
Since 2008, you may have
noticed some changes to some SAISD schools.
New projects added landscapes, hallways, and cafeterias to some elementary and secondary schools.
Jeff Bright, Assistant Superintendent says, "It's important that we share with people what we spend our money on."
The Texas Comptroller gave Angelo ISD the highest award for financial transparency meaning SAISD remains open and
honest about where taxpayer dollars go. In fact, if you want to know
where projects stand, you don't have to far. Schools post signs outside their doors showing the progress on projects.
Last year, SAISD reached gold status, but, this year, they hit platinum. They're one of only 32 Texas school districts to get there.
"We've met her challenge," says Bright. "As far as what we're doing with the bond money."
SAISD scored 21 out of a possible 22 points on the Comptroller's rating criteria. The district posts updates to their web site to show how tax dollars are being spent: a big part in winning the award.
Bright says, "As a public entity that operates on tax dollars, we can't have anything to hide and we shouldn't have anything to hide when it comes to the finances of our district."
For more information on SAISD Financial Transparency, please visit their web site: http://www.saisd.org/